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September 17, 2011
MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary Chu to Lead Delegation to IAEA General Conference in Vienna, CSLF Ministerial in Beijing

Washington D.C. - Beginning Sunday, September 18, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will lead the American delegation at the International Atomic Energy Agency's 55th General Conference in Vienna, Austria. During his visit, Secretary Chu will deliver a speech outlining U.S. priorities regarding the peaceful use of nuclear energy; strengthening nonproliferation and international safeguards; advancing disarmament; and securing nuclear material abroad.

September 13, 2011
Location of U.S. Department of Energy's 2011 Solar Decathlon at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.
Construction Begins for Solar Decathlon 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Collegiate teams featuring over 4,000 students from around the world are arriving at the National Mall’s West Potomac Park to assemble the highly energy efficienta solar-powered houses they built for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. The teams will then compete in 10 contests during 10 days that gauge each house’s performance, livability and affordability.

August 22, 2011
TOMORROW: Secretary Chu to Visit South Carolina to Attend Small Business Summit, Highlight Clean Energy Innovations With Rep. Clyburn

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, August 22, 2011, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will visit South Carolina to participate in a series of events with Congressman James Clyburn highlighting the role of small business in a clean energy economy.

August 16, 2011
10 A.M. CT TODAY: On-the Record Conference Call for Obama Administration to Announce Major Initiative to Enhance America's Energy Security

White House Rural Economic Council Promotes Production of Next Generation Biofuels, Job Creation and Economic Opportunity

August 10, 2011
2:30 PM TODAY: On-the-Record Conference Call with Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Heather Zichal and Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman to Discuss the President’s Trip to Holland, Michigan to Tour the Johnson Controls I

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Heather Zichal and Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman will hold an on-the-record conference call to preview the President’s trip tomorrow to Holland, MI to tour the Johnson Controls Inc. advanced battery facility.  While at Johnson Controls, the President will highlight the key role innovative technologies will play in helping automakers achieve the historic fuel economy standards, establishing U.S.

August 2, 2011
TOMORROW: Department of Energy to Announce Philips Lighting North America Wins L Prize Competition

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, August 3, 2011, Arun Majumdar, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director of Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) at the U.S. Department of Energy, will announce Philips Lighting North America has won the 60-watt replacement bulb category of the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition at an event hosted by U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Lisa Murkowski in the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources hearing room.

July 13, 2011
Sharing Knowledge for a Low-Carbon Future: Zoellick and Chu in "live" discussion


On Wednesday July 13, World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick and US Energy Secretary Steven Chu will discuss how technology and policy can help the world move toward a low-carbon future.

Their half-hour discussion at the World Bank's Washington headquarters will be web-streamed live via the World Bank's external website.

July 13, 2011
TODAY: Secretary Chu and Senator Stabenow to Announce Advanced Automotive Technology Loan for Michigan Manufacturer


Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will join U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow on a conference call to make an announcement regarding an advanced automotive technology loan that is expected to create jobs in Michigan, increase manufacturing, and make American automakers more competitive.


WHO:  Secretary of Energy Steven Chu

Senator Carl Levin

Senator Debbie Stabenow 


July 12, 2011
Department of Energy to Host Quadrennial Technology Review Workshop

Secretary Chu to Deliver Keynote Address

July 11, 2011
Department of Energy to Host Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Natural Gas Subcommittee Meeting


Washington, DC - On Wednesday, July 13, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy will host a public meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Natural Gas Subcommittee. The meeting will allow subcommittee members to hear presentations from stakeholders and experts on the safety and environmental performance of hydraulic fracturing.